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Videos show violent arrest of Murrieta man who police say tried to grab an officer's gun
A surveillance video shows a Murrieta police officer approaching a young man at the register of a CVS Pharmacy and trying to talk to him. Within seconds, the two begin to push and pull each other until the man runs toward the door.  The officer catches up to the 22-year-old and wraps his arm around...
38 points by Los Angeles Times | Police Arrest Resisting arrest English-language films CVS/pharmacy Twitter
Chicago police officer charged with felony after hitting man with baton, bending the truth
A Chicago police officer has been charged with assaulting a man with a baton in 2014. Falsely citing self-defense, the officer’s story’s inconsistency that triggered the charges was revealed only after a violent video of the incident surfaced online. Read Full Article at RT.com
224 points by Russia Today | Criminal law Arrest Crime Resisting arrest Prosecutor Police Legal professions Criminology
Doc who hit cop with car brags about court-ordered trash pick-up skills
She’s picking up trash with surgical precision. The cancer doctor accused of clipping an NYPD officer with her car and declaring, “I’m the hero; the cops are not,” is putting her fine motor skills to new use — by cleaning up city parks as part of her community service. Dr. Rachel Wellner told The Post...
391 points by New York Post | Resisting arrest Arrest Violence English-language films Parking The Cop Crimes Endangerment
Calif. police pummel wild man during arrest in CVS
Dramatic cell phone video captured the wildly violent arrest of a southern California man who allegedly caused a disturbance inside a CVS.
273 points by Daily News | Police Crime Constable Police officer Police brutality Resisting arrest Surveillance Arrest
Two accused of causing crash while fleeing Eastlake police (photos)
Two Cleveland residents are accused of causing a car crash during a short police chase Sunday in Euclid. Brandy TillettEastlake police  Joshua Bailey.jpgEastlake police  EASTLAKE, Ohio -- Two Cleveland residents are accused of causing a car crash following a short police chase Sunday in Eastlake. Officers tried to stop a 2006 Ford after learning the people inside were suspected of shoplifting at Walmart on Vine Street. The driver refused to stop and crashed into a van on Euclid Avenue, police said. The crash pushed the Ford into a street sign and several trees and caused it to overturn. Officers arrested a passenger in the car and arrested the driver hiding nearby, police said. The driver, Brandy Tillett, 32, of Cleveland, is charged with theft, receiving stolen property, failure to comply, reckless operation and driving without a valid license. Her passenger, Joshua Bailey, 32, of Cleveland, is charged with theft, receiving stolen property, resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer. Tillett and Bailey pleaded not guilty during their arraignments Tuesday in Willoughby Municipal Court. Both are scheduled to appeared at preliminary hearings Sept. 13, records show. A Walmart employee reported just after 8:45 p.m. that two people loaded a cart full of merchandise into their car and drove away. An Eastlake officer spotted the car turning onto SOM Center Road from Vine Street. The driver ignored the officer's order to stop and kept driving onto the Lakeland Freeway toward Interstate 90. The van hit the Ford's passenger side at Euclid Avenue, police said. The van's passengers were taken to Hillcrest Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. At least one person in the van suffered a broken shoulder, court records show. Officers arrested Bailey in the overturned Ford. They found Tillett hiding in a recycling bin outside a house on East 267th Street, police said. Neither Bailey nor Tillett was injured. Investigators later learned the Ford had been reported stolen in Elyria, records show. To comment on this story, please visit our crime and courts comments section.
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Attorney: Family of man shot by Round Lake officer 'devastated'
The defense attorney who represented a Grayslake man fatally shot Friday during an altercation with a Round Lake police officer said Thursday he was shocked by the turn of events. "I thought the kid had turned the corner," defense attorney Gregory Nikitas said Thursday about 22-year-old Michael...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Criminal law Arrest Coroner Constable Felony Legal professions Resisting arrest Sheriff
Driver scolded, ‘sorry’ in fatal crash at Tiger Stadium
Shayla Tucker was going nearly 100 mph before causing crash that sent U.P. man over an 8-foot fence        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Michigan Prison Arrest Resisting arrest Causality Tiger Stadium The Weekly Standard Miles per hour
Proposed Cleveland police policy clearly defines when cops can use force
The team monitoring Cleveland's police reform efforts is expected Thursday to unveil a new use-of-force policy for public comment before it is submitted to a judge for approval. CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The team monitoring Cleveland's police reform efforts is expected Thursday to unveil a new use-of-force policy for public comment before it is submitted to a judge for approval. The proposed policy is another step required by a settlement the city entered into with the U.S. Justice Department after the Justice Department said Cleveland officers too often use force. The new policy would make several key changes to the department's current use-of-force policy, the monitoring team says. These include: * Officers can use force when it is "objectionably reasonable" -- a legal standard that means an average officer would have made the same decision -- but they must also use force that is proportional to the threat against the officer. In other words, if a suspect or resident is passively resisting arrest, using force is likely not allowed. * Instead of encouraging officers to using de-escalation techniques to try to calm a situation down, officers will now be required to use these techniques before using force. * Officers must provide medical care to anybody injured after he or she used force. The current policy only requires officers to request a supervisor go to the scene and call for medical assistance if someone appeared to be or said they were injured. The proposed policy also lists 16 "don'ts" for officers, many of which appear to be inspired by incidents the Justice Department described in a December 2014 report. This policy was originally set to be presented to the public for comment in July. However, the department's preparations for the Republican National Convention that month pushed back many deadlines. Monitoring team head Matthew Barge said in a video set to be released Thursday that his plan is still to have all officers trained on a new policy by the turn of the new year. "This means that, if all the timelines hold, Cleveland will be operating under a new use-of-force policy at the start of next year," Barge said in the video. If you would like to comment on this story, please visit Thursday's crime and courts comments section.
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Police: Suspect pepper-sprayed officers, swung from roof with rope
A man who broke into a Brighton apartment on Sunday sprayed officers with mace before escaping to the roof and using a rope to swing into a third floor apartment, authorities say. Officers said they recognized the suspect, who had more than 20 active warrants to his name and a history for resisting arrest. Fabio […]
60 points by The Boston Globe | Arrest Crime Criminal law House Resisting arrest Law enforcement terminology Face Crimes
Records: Man killed by Round Lake officer had previous conviction
The Grayslake man shot to death during a weekend skirmish with a Round Lake police officer previously had been convicted of a felony stemming from an altercation with police that landed two deputies and a detective in the hospital, according to court and police records. A Round Lake police officer...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Criminal law Constable Police Sheriff Coroner Arrest Legal professions Resisting arrest
Judge rules in favor of man in violent 2015 arrest

-2 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Assault Police Law enforcement terminology Resisting arrest Criminal law Cocaine Arrest Drug addiction
Cop who shot pregnant teen with Taser was standing too close
The sergeant who used a stun gun on a pregnant 17-year-old girl in the Bronx was too close for the device to be effective.
1026 points by Daily News | Arrest Taser Electroshock weapon Resisting arrest Police Pregnancy Gun 2016
Penacook man accused of lighting twin sister on fire ruled unfit to stand trial
The Penacook man accused of lighting his twin sister on fire has been ruled incompetent to stand trial, according to court documents.Dwayne Crawford, 37, was charged with five felonies – including arson and attempted murder – after police said he admitted to the crime at the scene of a burning Woodb...
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SEE IT: NYPD cops shock pregnant teen with Taser in the Bronx
The NYPD is reviewing an incident where Bronx cops Tasered a pregnant 17-year-old girl, officials said.
4647 points by Daily News | Arrest Resisting arrest Law enforcement terminology
Man charged with forcibly kissing SEPTA cop

-2 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Crime Constable Arrest Resisting arrest English-language films Delaware County Pennsylvania SEPTA Suburban Division bus routes
Police face complaints about “third-shift terror squad”
A lawyer calls it the "third-shift terror squad": a band of white officers who patrol the South Side of Providence at night and, residents say, strike fear into blacks and Latinos by harassing and in some cases beating them.
3 points by The Denver Post | Police Arrest Constable Resisting arrest Crime Criminal law Law enforcement terminology Law enforcement agency powers
Suspect arraigned in Harrison Twp. home invasions
A woman's in-home security cameras helped capture an intruder while she was away on vacation, officials said        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Sheriff Police Arrest Macomb County Michigan Criminal law Week-day names Resisting arrest Coroner
Police face complaints about 'third-shift terror squad'
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A lawyer calls it the "third-shift terror squad": a band of white officers who patrol the South Side of Providence at night and, residents say, strike fear into blacks and Latinos by harassing and in some…
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Crime Police Arrest Constable Resisting arrest Criminal law Law enforcement terminology Criminal justice
Police: Man wrangled in forest after driving stolen truck cross-country
By NICK REID Monitor staff Police say a former Concord man stole a 2016 truck and made a cross-country getaway, apparently without knowing it was equipped with technology that pointed police to its exact location.Officers from five departments encircled the Belmont town forest Thursday afternoon to...
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Sex, drugs & EDM: 400+ arrested at 3-day rave in California
Sex, drugs and electronic dance music created the perfect atmosphere for lots of arrests at the Nocturnal Wonderland festival in San Bernardino, California over the long weekend. Nearly 430 people were arrested and five were hospitalized during the event. Read Full Article at RT.com
186 points by Russia Today | Police Arrest Sheriff Resisting arrest Coroner Constable San Bernardino California Deputy sheriff
Woman denies assaulting Arizona cop before he punched her
A woman punched by an Arizona police officer in an incident captured on video has denied a claim by the Flagstaff officer that she kicked and kneed him in the groin before he threw the punch. The Arizona Daily Sun reported that Marissa Morris said she did not assault Officer Jeff Bonar, who was ...
-2 points by Las Vegas Sun | Arrest Police Criminal law Crime Law enforcement terminology Black-and-white films Resisting arrest Constable
Arizona officer suspended after video shows he punched woman during arrest
Doug G. WareFLAGSTAFF, Ariz., Nov. 17 (UPI) -- An Arizona police officer has been taken off the job pending a review, after video surfaced online that shows him punching a woman in the face during an arrest.
13 points by UPI | Constable Resisting arrest Arrest Crime Police Law enforcement terminology Criminal law Arrest warrant
Police identify officer involved in shooting of suspect over the weekend
Philadelphia police on Tuesday identified the officer who shot an allegedly armed suspect during a foot chase in the city's Olney section Saturday.
-2 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Firearm Arrest Resisting arrest Law enforcement terminology Police Gun Semi-automatic pistol American films
Woman suspected of food throwing disturbance at Fort Collins Waffle House
A Lafayette woman reportedly threw food at patrons and staff inside a Fort Collins restaurant, kicked responding deputies, while hand cuffed, and later assaulted a hospital staffer, police said.
30 points by The Denver Post | Arrest Crime English-language films Constable Resisting arrest Criminal law Larimer County Colorado American films
Man charged in connection with Lorain Labor Day shooting that left two injured
A Sheffield Township man was arrested in connection with a Labor Day shooting that left two Lorain men injured. LORAIN, Ohio -- A Sheffield Township man was arrested in connection with a Labor Day shooting that left two Lorain men injured. Lorain police officers, with help from a K-9, chased and arrested 29-year-old Alexis Ayala-Cotto, according to police. He was treated at the hospital for dog bites. Ayala-Cotto pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges of carrying concealed weapons, tampering with evidence, resisting arrest and other charges, Lorain Municipal Court records show. He is due back in court Sept. 15. Officers responded at 8:43 p.m. to a report of a shooting in the 200 block of East 33rd Street. The investigators found Ayala-Cotto running from the scene, police said. There were no victims at the scene. Both victims went to Lorain's Mercy Regional Medical Center sometime later. A 27-year-old man suffered a gunshot in the back and shoulder, and a 40-year-old man was shot in his abdomen, police said. Both were flown to MetroHealth in Cleveland. An update on their conditions was not available Wednesday. Lorain police are investigating the shooting. Anyone with information is asked to call the Lorain Police Criminal Investigations Bureau at 440-204-2105. If you wish to discuss or comment on this story, please visit our crime and courts comments section. Like Chanda Neely on Facebook. Follow me on Twitter: Follow @ChandaNeely // !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); // ]]>
9 points by The Plain Dealer | Arrest Crime Resisting arrest Criminal law Police Constable Law enforcement terminology Cleveland
Cops raid Amish party, arrest 75 teens
Police say the arrests were made for underage drinking.       
1306 points by USA Today | Amish Law enforcement terminology Arrest Resisting arrest Police Rumspringa Drinking culture Criminal law
TLC star arrested on child rape charge
TLC confirmed to CNN that the show had not been renewed for another season.
-1 points by The Houston Chronicle | American Idol Arrest Paula Abdul Resisting arrest Criminal law Reality television Simon Cowell English-language films
Chicago cop accused of attacking mentally disabled man
The lawsuit vs. Officer Matthew Jackson revolves around an incident between the cop and 19-year-old Nathaniel Taylor, who has a cognitive disability.
281 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Criminal law Felony Arrest Black-and-white films Resisting arrest Cook County Illinois Mental retardation Assault
Suit filed accusing Chicago cop of beating mentally challenged teen
A veteran Chicago police officer has been accused in a federal lawsuit of beating a mentally challenged teen while off duty last year, sticking his gun in his mouth and filing a false police report to cover it up. Both the Independent Police Review Authority, which investigates police misconduct,...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Cook County Illinois Police brutality Police Arrest Chicago Police Department Battery Resisting arrest Pleading
Four arrested after smash-and-grab goes bust
Orland Park Police said that four men from Detroit were arrested Thursday after an apparently foiled smash-and-grab robbery at a jewelry store in the village. An off-duty Orland Park officer was working security at the LaGrange Road store just before 11 a.m. Thursday when he noticed a man walking...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Arrest Resisting arrest Crime Criminal law Law enforcement terminology Walking Jeep Robbery
Suit claims excessive force by CPD officer in 2015 stun gun use
Two men shocked with a stun gun by a Chicago Police officer during a North Lawndale arrest last year have filed a lawsuit against the city.
-1 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Arrest Police Crime Resisting arrest Criminal law Cook County Illinois Chicago Police Department Law enforcement terminology